You might have bought too much yogurt and you are wondering if you can freeze it in order to save it for later. The good news is that it is completely possible to freeze yogurt, to avoid food waste and to preserve it for a later use.
There are different ways to freeze yogurt:
- You can freeze the yogurt, directly in its container (small or large pot) if it is unopened.
- You can also prepare pre-measured amounts of yogurt using an ice cube tray, then once the “ice cubes” are set, put them in an airtight freezer bag. This allows you to have frozen yogurt squares that can be used to make smoothies, pastries or dips for example.
How long does yogurt last in freezer?
As long as the frozen yogurt is tightly sealed (in its original packaging or a freezer bag), it will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.
The good habit is to label your frozen yogurt container or bag with the date you froze it or the date 2 months after you froze it. It should be consumed immediately after thawing.
How to thaw frozen yogurt?
The safest way to thaw yogurt is to place it in the refrigerator the day before eating it.
Once thawed, the texture of the yogurt may change slightly and appear more liquid or grainy than it originally was. We recommend you to stir vigorously for a few seconds before using to even out the texture. If the texture is still not acceptable, it is best to use it for cooking where the change in texture will be unnoticed.